Julio Maglione Re-Elected to Third Term as FINA President

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Julio Maglione has been re-elected as President of FINA for a third term. Maglione defeated challenger Paolo Barelli by a vote count of 258 to 77 at the FINA Congress in Budapest.

Barelli, the President of the European Swimming Federation (LEN), had been very focal in criticizing FINA’s leadership in recent months, and he actually challenged FINA in the Court of Arbitration for Sport, citing conflicts of interest.

Barelli had received the support of several European countries during the campaign, but most federations on other continents (including United States Aquatic Sports and CANA, the African Swimming Federation, had backed the incumbent, Maglione.